Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes impressive multimedia capabilities and ups the processing capabilities for ultra-fast continuous shooting. Making use of a 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the a9 is capable of shooting at up to 20 fps, recording UHD 4K video in XAVC S format internally, and shooting with an expanded sensitivity range to ISO 204,800. Balancing the quickness of the processor is a well-matched 693-point phase-detection autofocus system that covers 93% of the image area for accurate and quick subject tracking in a variety of lighting conditions.
However, the latest high definition XAVC S video format introduced by Sony a9–is not supported by the usual video editors including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. so far. To edit Sony a9 XAVC S footage on Mac smoothly, the easy workaround is to use a great UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac, which can convert XAVC S files from Sony a9 to Mac fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while.
This software can export Sony a9 XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Sony a9 XAVC S to Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Sony a9 XAVC S to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Sony a9 XAVC S to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Here is an easy and efficient solution for you.
How to Convert and Import Sony a9 XAVC S footage to FCP,Avid, FCE, iMovie and Premiere?
Step 1. Load Sony a9 XAVC S files to the program
Install and launch the Sony XAVC S Converter Mac. Click Add button to load Sony a9 XAVC S footages for converting.
Step 2. Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format.
a. You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Sony a9 XAVC S in Final Cut Pro as well as good video quality.
b. To convert Sony a9 XAVC S to FCE/iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) as the target format.
c. Choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing a9 XAVC S in Adobe with natively supported video codec.
d. To convert Sony a9 XAVC S to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
Step 3. You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
Step 4. Start Converting Sony a9 XAVC S files
As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony a9 XAVC S to FCP/Avid/FCE/iMovie/Premiere Mac conversion.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can easily import the converted files to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer with smooth workflow.